Bonobos belong to the genus Pan, along with chimpanzees.
Bonobo is a distinct species from chimpanzee, but in the same genus.
CONSERVATION STATUS: ENDANGERED
The peaceable bonobo makes its home in the lush rainforests of Central Africa, specifically within the borders of one conflict-ridden country—the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A highly-threatened great ape, the bonobo is confined to a limited, patchwork area comprising in total about 60,000 square miles (about 156,000…